Our Head of the Sixth Form is Sharon Wilde who runs the Sixth Form Centre in conjunction with two Assistant Heads. Mrs Wilde monitors the overall academic progress of all Sixth Form students and leads social, cultural and academic initiatives for the whole Sixth Form community. She is also responsible for dealing with any student issues and liaises with the Headmaster, House Parents, Tutors and Sixth Form Executive on any matters relating to the running of the Sixth Form Centre.
Sixth Form Tutors monitor both the academic and pastoral progress of their tutees. You are able to choose your tutor, generally someone with whom you have a particular affiliation or rapport. Tutors are chosen from a variety of subject disciplines and many are specialists in their fields, have published work and are continuing professional development in their subject areas. They are skilled at advising students throughout the complex UCAS and higher education process and are responsible for your academic and pastoral progress. There are tutor group meetings on a Tuesday and Thursday, plus Sixth Form House meetings on Thursday, immediately after registration, as well as informal meetings.
Sixteen students are voted in as the Sixth Form Executive. These students oversee the day to day running of the Sixth Form Centre, liaise with the Head of Sixth Form and other students and assist and run Sixth Form social events.
In addition prefects are voted in by students and staff. They lead the school and reflect the high academic, artistic and sporting achievements of the students. All the Sixth Form are assistant prefects and are responsible for duties and leadership roles throughout all areas of the school.
At Sixth Form level we aim to keep rules to a minimum however it is important that all students understand and follow these to keep a happy community.
As a Sixth Former, you have study periods in between lessons rather as you would at university where you are expected to organise your independent study time and ensure you are up to date with your work. During blocks of study periods, Sixth Formers may also use the resource centre, socialise or make refreshments in the cafe area of the Sixth Form Centre or even leave the School premises, by written agreement between parents and the Head of Sixth Form, provided all commitments have been fulfilled that day. The Centre is also open on Sundays, providing a safe, working environment for quiet study, a social centre and cafe for everyone to enjoy.